Remember that amazing work shop I showed you yesterday and that legit cutting board I made? Well…yaaaa I made a few things in what I will now call “Santa’s workshop.” Only thing was instead of making gifts for friends I was selfish and made a bunch of fun goodies for my house- oops! I couldn’t resist! I know I mentioned that my friend’s Dad makes cabinets, hence his amazing woodworking shop. So with that, there were some old cabinet doors that were leftover from some jobs. No use in letting those go to waste! I got to zesting! Now you may not have a friend with extra cabinet doors laying around, but hit up ReStore or a thrift store and you are sure to find some!!
Stain (if you need it), it may already be the color you want
I decided to match the cabinet to the dark wood in the rest of my home so I did a quick stain….and then let it dry.
Next I put a clear coat of sealer on the tray and let dry again.I LOVED the outcome- so gorgeous!!
After my tray was all dry and sealed (this was a few days process) I grabbed the drill and measured symmetrical holes on both sides of the door.
Next I cut strips of the leather a little past the length of my holes to create handles.
I marked the leather with a quick drill but then used a leather hole punch to create the actual holes.
Next I simply screwed in the bolts through the leather and into the hole to create secure handles.
Time to put it to use!!